Imagine you're in a forest and come across a bear. Or that you're stuck in a building that’s on fire. Would you know what to do to survive? Life is full of surprises, and not all of them are pleasant. But there's always a way out, even in situations that seem hopeless.
Many injuries could have been avoided if people had known how to behave correctly in critical situations. Sometimes, knowing a simple fact can increase your chances for survival or help save someone’s life. Yep, there are situations where a person’s life really depends on their actions and here's a plan of action that could help you survive.
TIMESTAMPS: How to escape from a car 0:28 Unpredictable fire 1:02 If caught in a fire, keep low to the ground 1:34 Address someone directly to get help 2:03 Encountering a bear 2:37 A smell of fish or urine 3:22 Rip current 3:55 A fire during cooking 4:22 Don’t eat snow even if you’re thirsty 5:00 Hide in the tub in case of a tornado 5:31 Water on the beach is too far from the shoreline 6:15 How to recognize a poisonous snake 6:46 Walking on thin ice 7:41 If your hair stands on end while you’re at an elevation 8:07 Don’t inflate your life jacket before getting out of the plane 8:38 Upbeat music behind the wheel 9:10
SUMMARY: If there’s an emergency and you can’t get out, try to break the glass, but do it the right way. Don’t hit it in the center, but on the edges. If direct sunlight hits a plastic bottle, it can actually start a fire. This can happen because the water bottle acts like a lens that focuses the light coming through the window into one hot spot. It’s crucial to stay as close to the floor as possible during a fire to avoid breathing in poisonous smoke. If you let a bear chase you moving in circles, chances are it’ll give up trying to catch you, thinking you’re not worth its energy. A smell of fish or urine can come from electric wires melting, which can lead to a fire or even an explosion Sometimes the vegetable oil you use for frying can catch fire on a gas stove. You must cut off the fire’s supply of oxygen by putting something over the pan to smother the flames. Being in a freezing environment and at the same time putting something completely frozen into your body can quickly lead to hypothermia. If a tornado is approaching your area, obviously the best thing you can do is to rush to the nearest shelter or bunker, or get in the basement. If you’re looking for a place to hide inside your house, choose the bathtub. When the waterline is abnormally far from the shore, this is a sign of a tsunami. Nonvenomous snakes have bifurcated scales on the abdominal side of the tail while the tails of their venomous counterparts are covered with nonbifurcated scales. If you’re trapped on thin ice and there’s no one to help you, start by lying down flat on your stomach and spread out your arms and legs. You’re standing on a hill, and suddenly your hair starts naturally rising in the air. This is a sign of the presence of electricity in the air, which often precedes a lightning strike. Who doesn’t listen to music while driving? It doesn't mean you should avoid music altogether, but don't choose upbeat, loud music that makes you want to dance.